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A good design stands the test of time, but when the time comes it may be too late to find out if a design is resilient. As a good designer we want to be proactive, get a good sense of the quality of design in hand, rework parts that can benefit from improvements, and be able to reevaluate the quality of the modified design. Such an effort has to be quick and continuous, thus we not only need concepts but also need tools to measure, to facilitate such agility.
In this live class we will learn how to measure the quality of design for both functions and components implemented with classes. We will start with a discussion of things that affect and those that influence the quality of design. Though much of design is qualitative, we will look at ways and tools that help to measure and quantify design. We will practice the concepts using examples of design that live in code. We'll rework the given initial design and measure our progress.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
- Traits of good design
- Measuring the quality of design
- Measuring quality of functions
- Measuring quality of components
- Redesigning, reevaluating, and reasoning
- Qualities of good design
- Measure continuously using tools
- Lead design efforts
- Manage redesign and reevaluation
- Steer development using visible metrics
Programmers, architects, and technical leaders
- IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
- Java 8 or newer
- Git Client